Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Crankworx Rotorua Downhill 3/22/2019 9:11 AM

finally, someone had the courage to enlighten me on the cryptic "sandbagging" comments. 2nd place in the pro women's class is transgendered, so there is debate about the racing being fair. why that couldn't be mentioned here in the comments from the get-go is beyond me.

Liked a comment on the item EYEWITNESS - Windrock Pro GRT Race Report and Slideshow 3/11/2019 8:24 PM

Dialed race track (check), stacked field (check), gnarly conditions (check), Top notch media coverage (check). What a way to start off the season at the Tennessee National!

My suggestion to continue to up the game in race reporting is to include some more audio from...more

Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/19/2019 6:44 AM

Is that a void in the cross section....?

Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/19/2019 6:42 AM

Because you're not Loic.

Added a comment about news blog FOX Model Year 2019 Product Updates 4/10/2018 7:48 PM

40 and an X2 on the Darkside. Awwwww yeah...

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Liked a comment on the item FIRST LOOK: The New Banshee Legend 29er 3/21/2018 7:27 AM

Drives me nuts that people still think 29ers are only necessary for taller riders. This shorty loves them

Liked a comment on the item FIRST LOOK: The New Banshee Legend 29er 3/21/2018 7:27 AM

Agree 100%, would love this bike in a large.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:20 AM

I definitely think you are missing a bike...
But solid review nonetheless, really enjoyed that!

Although I think you went halfway on this. You wanted to do a back-to-back, strict comparison of the bikes. Well bike makers don't make the parts, so why would you have different parts on each...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:19 AM

Jesse, ya pinner! It's really awesome to see you chiming in and I appreciate your thoughts.

We would LOVE to do a test in the manner you've proposed for the reasons you stated. It would be the gold standard for a pure frame test, no doubt. There are some big hurdles we'd have to overcome to...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:17 AM

Bturman, what are your overall thoughts on 29er fork offset? Was the 44 vs 51 noticeable when switching between bikes?

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:17 AM

Awesome job Vital. Pretty quickly, you begin to realize how hard a test like this is to do. I think you did a great job. As others have suggested, each reviewer using the same wheels/tires could be a good equalizer.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:17 AM

Awesome test and new format!!!

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:16 AM

I find tires can make such a big difference in ride quality, feel, and confidence in my descents. Of course this translates to a much faster time. It's unfortunate you couldn't take that huge variable out of the equation but this is the way the manufacturer has specced the bike. The bikes with...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:16 AM

How about 29er vs 275 test? Maybe take the top 3 29ers from this test and race them against the top three from a 275 test. Also do the same with DH bikes. Then do DH bikes against trail bikes on a DH trail because everyone says these new trail bikes descend like a DH bike and I don’t believe...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:16 AM

Love this format! I thought there would be a bit more of a gap in times, but as others have said, these are all top-tier bikes so they should be close. Regardless, nice work!

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:13 AM

One of the testers did race enduro last year, and placed on the pro podium at Vail's Outlier Enduro. That tester also has raced DH, and was a 'Junior X' XC racer years ago, and loves to dirt jump. The other tester rides more bikes in this category than many, has raced DH, did XC events in his...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 7:13 AM

While we'd love to send 50 rippers of various backgrounds down the trail on each bike, it'd be a logistical nightmare. Haha! This is what we can offer, for now. We laid all the cards on the table in the name of transparency.

There's just a quick mention of it at around the 22:20 mark, but we...more

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